Sunday, July 15, 2012

F.D.A. Spies On Its Own Scientists


The intercepted e-mails revealed, for instance, that a few of the scientists under surveillance were drafting a complaint in 2010 that they planned to take to the Office of Special Counsel. A short time later, before the complaint was filed, Dr. Smith and another complaining scientist were let go and a third was suspended.
In another case, the intercepted e-mails indicated that Paul T. Hardy, another of the dissident employees, had reapplied for an F.D.A. job “and is being considered for a position.” (He did not get it.) 

 ..Pretty shocking stuff...err, not.

This is a great piece of journalism. Read on:

F.D.A. Surveillance of Scientists Spread to Outside Critics - NYTimes.com

2 comments:

  1. Excellent find Jredheadgirl! found a Brit article that referenced the NYT one. Just couldn't wait to post it here:
    http://forum.smokersclubinternational.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=17726
    Can't but think the FDA is going down the tubes almost eerily like it did in the mediocre sleeper movie, Idiocracy:
    http://www.naturalnews.com/021558_Idiocracy_Hollywood.html
    in that, : "a sports drink company simply BUYS the FDA and replaced the entire Food Guide Pyramid with sports drink ads."

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  2. "Can't but think the FDA is going down the tubes.."

    What an understatement.

    I'm going to have to check out Idiocracy on Netflicks"-)

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